Careers in Construction

Careers in Construction

Studying Construction at Barnsley College will enable you to develop skills for a wide range of careers including: Architect, Building Surveyor, Site Manager, Bricklayer, Builder, Carpenter, Joiner, Painter and Decorator, Plasterer, Plumber, Wall and Floor Tiler, Site Supervisor.

pathways_icon Our Construction pathways.

Did you know?

Our students study in a purpose-built Construction centre.

All students have access to:

Student Profile

Elle Lycett

Painting and Decorating Level 1

“The facilities at the CUBE are great and the fact that it is a purpose built building for construction courses is one of the reasons why I chose to come to Barnsley College.”

Alumni Profile

Vicky Thornton

Bricklaying Level 1, 2 and 3

““My college courses provided me with practical experience and the HNC is providing me with theory based knowledge, therefore by the time I have finished my current course I will have gained experience from a wider spectrum. The atmosphere at college is relaxed and it provided me with the qualifications I needed to help me progress onto the HNC at UCB.””

Studying a HNC in Construction and the Built Environment at University Campus Barnsley (UCB)

Alumni Profile

Chris James

Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 full-time

““Barnsley College was my first stepping stone which has helped me get to where I am today. As soon as I began college I started to learn the skills and knowledge required. I was able to expand on these when I went to university to study Construction Management. I loved my time at college and would recommend it to anyone who is wanting a career within construction.””

Employed as a Building Manager at Willmott Dixon Construction

Student Profile

Michael Roberts

Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Full-time

““I am really enjoying my time here. The tutors are experienced and I am getting to learn new skills related to professional construction.””

Carlton Community College

Student Profile

Jessica Heath

Painting and Decorating Level 2 Apprenticeship

“I want to own my own business, and continue on to Level 3 next year.”

Shelley College

Student Profile

Luke Herring

Plastering Level 2 Full-time

“I really enjoy the practical and hands-on nature of this course and I am learning new skills and techniques every week which are relevant to the plastering trade. The tutors are really friendly and provide help whenever you need it.”

Ecclesfield School

Reasons to join us at Barnsley College

Reason 1

You will learn in our fantastic Construction Centre which has innovative and inspiring work areas with industry led equipment.

Reason 2

You will have the opportunity to undertake work experience within the industry, providing you with further skills for your future career.

Reason 3

You will get the chance to study at the Skills Village, providing you with first-hand practical experience of what it is like to work on a construction build whilst giving you the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge required for a successful career within the construction industry.

Reason 4

You will learn in dedicated workshops for the construction trades including, bricklaying, plastering, painting and decorating and plumbing.

Reason 5

You will get an opportunity to showcase your skills are regional and national events in recognised trade competitions, including SkillBuild.